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From Inayat Ali: When I drafted this article, the worldwide cases of COVID-19 were over 2 million and deaths around 135,000, as compared to the current statistics that are around 8.398 million and 450,000, respectively. The statistics can be tricky and questioned; however, there is no doubt that the pandemic has overwhelmed the entire world.… Continue reading Anthropology in Emergencies: The Roles of Anthropologists during the COVID-19 Pandemic By Inayat Ali
SfAA Statement on Global Violence, Systemic Racism, and Deep Inequities June 5, 2020 We at the Society for Applied Anthropology are saddened and frustrated by the murder of George Floyd and many others. We are concerned about global violence, systemic racism, and deep inequities. The history and acts of racism can no longer be… Continue reading SfAA Statement on Global Violence, Systemic Racism, and Deep Inequities
Check out the summer issue of Practicing Anthropology to find out what researchers have learned about “The Impacts of Covid-19 on Birth Practices in the United States.” Coming on July 1, 2020. The Impacts of Covid-19 on Birth Practices in the United States by Robbie Davis-Floyd, Kim Gutschow, and David A. Schwartz Abstract How quickly… Continue reading The Impacts of Covid-19 on Birth Practices in the United States by Robbie Davis-Floyd, Kim Gutschow, and David A. Schwartz
By Christopher Lynn, Ph.D., University of Alabama, firstname.lastname@example.org As we hunker down in our social isolation but reach out to each other through Zoom, social media, emails, and other creative ways, it reminds me of why my friend and colleague Cara Ocobock and I started the “Sausage of Science” podcast (which you can subscribe to… Continue reading From Blogging to Podcasting to Public Intellectual?
If you would like to contribute to Practicing Anthropology's summer issue we are looking for submissions pertaining to COVID-19. This is not just open to anthropologists and we are looking for practical responses (no need to be exclusively academics). Your submission can be just a few short paragraphs highlighting what you/they are doing. These would… Continue reading Last Call for Submissions on COVID-19
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The Co-Editors of Human Organization are looking to redesign the cover of the journal to make it more appealing and reflective of the very high quality scholarship it publishes. We need the help of creative minds, so we are opening a competition to find the perfect modern design for an image that will be used… Continue reading Human Organization Cover Redesign Contest
Medical Anthropologist Katherine Mason on Challenges Presented by the Coronavirus Outbreak in the Scientific Inquirer. Webinar: Northwestern anthropologist Adia Benton to discuss coronavirus response in the U.S., globally. Anthropologist Dave Cook discusses pros and cons of working remotely in The Conversation. Anthropologist Paul Stoller weighs in on the Global Pandemic in Psychology Today. What else do… Continue reading Anthropologists Speak on COVID-19
We hope you are all well out there. These are anxiety-provoking and unstable times. Here at PA we are gathering information on social scientists who are on the ground dealing with the current pandemic. Today we highlight this audio clip on how pandemics have been handled in the past. This is incoming SfAA board member… Continue reading Social Scientists Respond to COVID-19
Hello everyone, 2020 is an election year in the United States! Policy and political processes continue around the world and we are seeking submissions that are specifically related to politics, policies, and practices for our fall 2020 issue. You will be able to submit submissions through our submission portal on our blog at: https://practicinganthropology.sfaa.net/submission-guidelines/ If… Continue reading Seeking Submissions for Fall 2020